You Cannot Escape God
By TERRY JONES
For I acknowledge my trans
gressions; and my sin is ever be
fore me. Psalm 51:3. i
Have you ever wondered
where God is? Is He is Heav
en, somewhere in the clouds, or
is He on earth? God is every 1
Have you ever done anything
wrong and then tried to forget
it but could not? We can't es
cape from ourselves, and it is
just as hard to escape from God.
You can climb the highest moun
tain, or go to the very depths
of the sea and God is there.
You can travel as fast and as
far as you possibly can, or you
can lose yourself from everyone
you know in a large city, but
God is still there. You can try
to forget God by living a care
free life of worldiness and sin, j
but He is ever before you con
victing you down in your heart.
There is a still small voice in
your life beckoning to you.
Christ is asking you that are
heavy laden to cast every sin
and burden on Him and trust
Him to save you—not to try to
save yourself. I
You can’t escape God’s call
to you. Jonah felt the call of
God and he tried to escape by
going to another land. Os
course he failed. God sent a
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Ever since John Hancock put
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Independence in 1776, July hasj
been a favorite time for freedom
At least six countries have
chosen the month Julius Caesar
named after himself in which to
throw off the tyranny of a
foreign power, according to j
World Book Encyclopedia. And
several nations have found the
hottest month of the year a good
time to relinquish control will
ingly of their possessions.
The Dutch may have started
the trend. They declared them
selves independent of Spain
back on July 26, 1581. A few
centuries later, in 1830. the Bel
gians got the idea and broke
away from the Netherlands.
July is cooler down in South 1
America, but it never chilled the;
ardor of patriots, who gave)
Spain another beating in the
FACTS CONCERNING THE SCHOOL BOND ISSUE FOR JULY 11th
CITY AND COUNTY SCHOOLS BOND ELECTION
REASONS WHY WE SHOULD VOTE FOR THE SCHOOL ISSUE
1. Chowan High School needs two extra classrooms, lunchroom, and
covered walkways. Extra classrooms are needed to provide space to
reduce the number of children in each classroom and to provide spe
cial education for those children not being as fortunate as some oth
ers. The present lunchroom is an old wood building that does not
lend itself to adequate repair. Covered walkways are necessary to
protect children from the rain and had weather when going from
one building to another.
MONEY FOR A NEW AUDITORIUM IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE
Both white high schools may or may not he consolidated in the fu
ture. The two extra classrooms, lunchroom, and covered walkways
ARE NECESSARY for grades one through eight whether consolida
tion lakes place or not.
2. Edenton High School (Colored) needs eight extra classrooms, voca
tional agriculture and industrial arts classroom and shop, drainage
and landscaping, and covered walkways. Edenton High School was
overcrowded by three classrooms this past school year. The school
is growing at the rate of one classroom each year. The State Depart
ment of Public Instruction has allotted two extra teachers for the
Edenton High School this fall. The St. John’s school building has
been condemned and two teachers and students there will be moved
to the Edenton High School by order from Raleigh. Eight classrooms
are necessary to meet the needs as outlined.
WE ASK YOU TO STUDY THE FACTS AND VOTE JULY 11th
great storm upon the sea so that
Jonah’s ship was about to be
, wrecked. Jonah knew it was
his fault and he told the ship’s
crew. They cast him into the
sea and the storm ceased. Jonah
was swallowed by a great fish.
!He remained inside the fish
three days and nights. Jonah
was delivered from the fish and
then he carried out God’s will
to preach to the city of Ninevah,
and was a success.
Let us notice three things
about this story that may be
applied to our lives today. (1)
Jonah refused to listen to God’s
will for his life and tried to
escape. (2) He was punished.
(3) God had mercy on him and
gave him another chance in
| (1) God is calling you from
your life of sin to repent and
to look unto Jesus with all your
sin and strife. (2) If you fail
God’s will in your life, as Jonah
first did, you will be punished.
(3) If you repent and turn to
Christ, God will have mercy on
you and open a new world in
1 Jesus for you.
You can’t escape God, but you
can escape sin by trusting Christ
as your saviour and making Him
Lord or ruler of your life.
Won’t you escape?
i early 1800’s. Spurred by Simon
! Bolivar, who was bom in July,
I Venezuela declared its independ
' ence in 1811. Argentina issued
| its declaration in 1816 and Peru
made the move in 1821.
Great Britain saw the hand-
I writing on the wall and in 1867
! it gracefully pulled out of North
America. Canada became a
In 1946 it was the turn of the
United States, and the Philip
pines was officially declared in
| dependent on July 4th. Six
years later, Puerto Rico became
a self-governing commonwealth.
In 1960 the focus shifted to
Africa, where a host of coun
tries peacefully made the tran
sition to republics in July.
These included Ghana, Somalia,
Central African Republic, Chad,
Congo, Dahomey, Gabon, Ivory
Coast, Niger and Upper Volta.
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beforehand, because it is much
i better policy to prophesy after
j the event has already taken
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ing them. But the crowd follow
ed, and soon there was a di
lemma created by a hungry
crowd which was far from town
and without food. It was An
drew, ever discerning and ap
preciative of the potential in
others, who provided our Lord
with the answer. “There is a
lad here,” he said, “with five
barley loaves and two fish . .
Blessed are they who are not
too big or too busy to take no
tice of a lad and his potential.
Some years ago a young man
joined a struggling little church.
From the day he took his vows,
he worked loyally for that
church, despite the fact he was
given one of the hardest jobs
in the church—teaching a class
of junior high boys who were
described as “holy terrors.”
They had baffled every teacher
assigned them, as well as their
parents. Despite the fact that
the young teacher was working
hard on a full-time job at low
pay to support his family, and
trying to complete requirements
for a doctor of philosophy de
gree, he took that class and
stayed with them until they
graduated from high school and
went away either to college or
to war. Although there were
many times when he was dis
couraged and often convinced
he was a failure, he did not
quit. He believed in those
boys’ potentials. He never ceas
ed trying to bring them, as An
drew did another lad, to Jesus.
Today three of these boys are
ministers in the church, each
one having worked his way
through college and seminary. '■
Another is serving in Africa as
a missionary. Several other
young men in the age group of j
these young persons became
their friends and joined the;
church. One of them is now a 1
research chemist. Another.
worked his way through college 1
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' and medical school and is a
highly esteemed physician in
his community. Blessed indeed
are they who, like Andrew, are
alert to the potentials and im
portance of a lad.
Once convinced that Jesus of
Nazareth was the Messiah, An
drew had made too thrilling
and compelling a discovery to
keep it to himself. He went out
and shared it. In his quiet,
humble way, he did the most
important work anyone can do
on earth and performed the
greatest service anyone can do
for other people—he introduced
them to Christ. Andrew’s way
of bringing persons to Christ is
the throbbing heart of Chris
tianity, the secret of its renew
ing life and growth. The place
The vocational agriculture and industrial arts classroom and shop
are necessary to provide training in those fields for the high school
children. Dirt must be brought in to fill mudholes and drains in
stalled to take the water away during and after rains.
Covered walkways are necessary to keep pupils dry when going from
one building to another.
Increased facilities ARE NOT included in the bond issue to teach
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3. John A. Holmes High School needs a boys’ dressing room for physical
education and athletics. This dressing room will be built into the
The high school building HAS NOT DETERIORATED RAPIDLY.
The proposed school bond nioney will not be spent to repair the
high school building because it is not in need of other than normal
maintenance and because school bond money may only be spent for
Former Governor Luther Hodges has encouraged us to
give greater support to our schools on the local level. We
cannot afford to, nor should we, wait on the Federal Gov
ernment for money to do our own job. The children be
long to us and we must ineet our responsibility.
(Signed) CHOWAN COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION
EDENTON CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION
where Christianity lives or dies
is in the face-to-face relation
ships of people who share with
others what they have discov
ered in Christ.
(These comments are based or
outlines of the International Sun
day School Lessons, copyrighteo
by the International Council ot
Religious Education, and used
Mrs. Ella Simpson
Dies In Raleigh
Mrs. Ella Mae Simpson, 73,
died Thursday afternoon at 3:15
o’clock in a Raleigh hospital af
ter an illness of two and a half
years. She was a native of
South Norfolk but lived in
Edenton 23 years.
Surviving are four daughters,
Mrs. Louise Pratt and Mrs. Pru
den Forehand of Edenton, Mrs.
Roy Goodwin of Elizabeth City
and Mrs. C. W. Davenport of
Merry Hill; 12 grandchildren and
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